Re: [Evolution] Trash and Compose wierdness !? -[SOLVED -- I hope]

Hi Peter;

Thanks for the 'location' tip.

On Thu, 2009-08-13 at 00:09 +0100, Pete Biggs wrote:

hmmm  As I look at the items, they are all dated middle of May to end of
July.  On average, for me, there should be 8,000 -10,000 emails trashed
in that time period -- not just the same 256 that keep reappearing.  I
wonder why most are being expunged but a few are not?

Since Trash is a virtual folder, the mails that appear in there are in
different folders.  Try adding a "Location" column to the Trash listing
so that you can see where they actually are - that should narrow down
your search.  Then make sure you have the "Hide Deleted Messages" under
"View" disabled and hopefully you should be able to see if they are
"real" messages or some quirk of the system.

If the messages really exist in some folder somewhere, then it's not Evo
causing problems, it's something else that is causing those messages to
be marked as deleted and so showing up in the Trash folder.

The problem is, they were deleted in and by Evo because I wanted them
deleted (they are old messages).  It is unlikely that something else
caused them to be marked deleted; I did it deliberately during various
weekly message housecleaning before doing the Evo File => Backup... 

If the messages don't exist, then I don't know, but being able to
pinpoint where they are will help the investigation.

'Location' column in Trash tells that all 256 of the non-expunged mails
are in an account called 'On This Computer:/Bill(Personal Account)'.
The 'Bill(Personal Account)' is an additional account I have with my IP
that I use just to communicate with family and friends.  My other
accounts are all business and Linux.

However, those 256 emails in Trash appear in the 'Bill(Personal
Account)' as stroked out deleted messages.  There are 43 current emails
that I want to keep in the 'Bill(Personal Account)'.  The question
becomes how do I get rid of the 256 without losing the 43 that I want to

Regards Bill
Fedora 11, Gnome 2.26.3
Evo.2.26.3, Emacs 22.3.1

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